Created for people who actually Build Stuff
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Build Stuff is a Software Development Conference created for developers, academics, team leaders, software architects and technical project managers.
The goal of the conference is to boost developer community by providing tomorrow’s knowledge and train the skills required to keep up with continuous change. Build Stuff invites to listen to sessions, discuss trends, try new things, and, most importantly, share personal experiences with a wide range of technologies with other developers.
BUILD STUFF HISTORY
In November 2012, Build Stuff has started as a first conference on software development in Baltic States. Since then it is a front-runner and the largest developer event in the region.
Following the success of Build Stuff in Lithuania, Build Stuff has branched out. In 2015, the first edition of the Build Stuff Ukraine conference was launched with a great success. Over 450 attendees participated in the conference first year, next year following up to 700 attendees. Later in 2017, Build Stuff Spain was was organized in Mallorca, with 200+ participants in first year and 200+ in a second.
Our international community is becoming stronger and uses every opportunity to be a part of Build Stuff events and spreads the word all over the world, becoming our best ambassadors.
Build Stuff was featured as one of only three European software conferences “to attend” in the 2016 Forrester’s Report.
“Conferences Outside The United States [that] Add International Context,” the report said, “Build Stuff draws in developers with all types of creative projects. Developers gather in Lithuania and Ukraine to learn from each other’s trials and tribulations while ‘making’ adventurous projects and learning how they can make the projects themselves. Build Stuff is an independent conference and attracts experienced freelancers and independent contractors interested in learning new approaches and strategies to software development. Sessions featured more than 17 different programming languages last year, including one presentation led by an 8-year-old developer on building video games with F#.”
Build Stuff forms strong bonds with local communities and has donated some of its proceeds to local charities and user groups, totaling €93,000 in donations to date.
SUPPORTING DIVERSITY IN TECH
Build Stuff is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of their gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnically, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. The code of conduct is our core value and clarifies an organization’s principles.
We feel inspired by the diverse audience. Diversity on our stage is a key priority for us, therefore we have set the diversity as part speaker selection criteria — and we're working to increase diversity and inclusion in our audience as well.
Consequently, in 2018 we gave away 100 tickets to people from underrepresented groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend Build Stuff for various reasons. These groups include, but are not limited to, women, people of colour, individuals with a disability, minority ethnic people, LGBTQIA people, and others. We are planning to give out up to 50 diversity tickets in Build Stuff Ukraine’19. You can apply for Your diversity ticket here.